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This layer provides information on select species or groups of species that are listed as threatened under the ACT Nature Conservation Act 2014 or the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. Exact locations of individual plants are withheld due to risk of disturbance and collection as outlined in the ACT Government Sensitive Ecological Spatial Data Policy (2016 in draft).
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The ACT Parks & Conservation Service (PCS) manages about 73% or roughly 187,000 ha across the ACT and the Googong Foreshore, NSW. PCS implements an extensive ongoing bushfire fuel management program. Fuel management can reduce fire behaviour and severity, improve firefighter safety, increase the probability of suppression and reduce the impacts of bushfires on natural and built assets. The three means for managing bushfire fuels are reduction, removal and conversion to a less flammable type, and are achieved by undertaking the slashing, grazing, physical removal, and/or prescribed burns. These activities are described in a yearly program of work referred to as the Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP), which sets out activities to meet the requirements of theStrategic Bushfire Management Plan for the ACT (SBMP).The Bushfire Operational Plans map shows the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) for the current financial year. The TAMS BOP is derived from the 5 year Regional Fire Management Plans, which can also be viewed on this site. The TAMS BOP details the specific timing, type and location of fuel-reduction, access and infrastructure activities proposed to be undertaken in the ACT in the current financial; year, in accordance with Version 3 of the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP). Creative Commons License Creative Common By Attribution 4.0 (Australian Capital Territory), Please read Data Terms and Conditions statement before use of the data.
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ACT Year 6 Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (ACTPANS) The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information
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Strategic Bushfire Management Plan - Current Bushfire Prone AreasThe BPA map is a single risk-based map that defines the area of the ACT that has been assessed as being at high risk to life and property due to bushfires. Canberra’s built-up areas that are adjacent to forest and grassland are defined as BPAs, as is the ACT’s entire rural area. Identifying the at-risk areas on the BPA map has two principal purposes: It requires assessment to determine mandatory construction standards for buildings under the Australian Standards AS 3959 – Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. Concurrent with the development of the SBMP, the ACT Government is considering arrangements to extend BPAs (for the purposes of AS 3959 assessments) to include part of the built-up area of CanberraIt provides the means by which people in the community can assess their personal level of risk and provide the basis for targeted The BPA map will be reviewed as required to reflect changes in land use and tenure, and will be approved by the Commissioner. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The ACT Government is providing this bushfire management map for information purposes only. This data is derived from the best available vegetation. The ACT Government cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any data and information contained on this site as, among other reasons, there may have been changes to land use and vegetation since the map was produced. The ACT Government disclaims liability to any person who acts in reliance on the information provided on this site or contained within the reports or plans on it whether that liability is in negligence or on any other legal basis.Persons who would otherwise seek to rely on the data and information contained on this site should make their own inquiries and seek their own expert advice. BPA is already declared over the Rural Areas of the ACT for the purposes of AS 3959 assessment. Creative Commons License Creative Common By Attribution 4.0 (Australian Capital Territory), Please read Data Terms and Conditions statement before data use.
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Locations and attributes of streetlight assets from across the ACT. Note that this dataset excludes privately owned assets. Note that this dataset has allowed for an appropriate margin of error with regard to the accuracy of the data.
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This data set provides a count and percentage of trips categorised by method of transport. This data is obtained from individuals sampled in obtaining data for the ACT Household Travel Survey. A trip is defined as the travel between two main activities, where a stop may constitute a change in transport mode. As an example: driving from home to a park and ride facility, then catching a bus to an interchange, then walking to a shop to purchase an item and finally walking to work is comprised of 4 ‘stops’ and two ‘trips’. Note: This data represents travel and activity on an average weekday. The main method of travel across a trip is used to classify trip types.
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Location of playgrounds that are publicly managed by the ACT Government. Includes information about playground type (local, neighbourhood, central community, district), division name, location description, upgrade year, parking, usage, shade, list of features (eg climber, cubby, swing etc) and total structures. These assets are managed by City Presentation, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS) and Parks and Conservation Service, Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD). Privately managed playgrounds and playgrounds managed by other ACT Government Directorates are not included. Polygons in the Playarea dataset are more precisely recorded (defined by the softfall boundaries) than those in the Playground dataset. If a less precise but smaller dataset is suitable please refer to the Playground dataset. These assets are captured and maintained in the TCCS asset database through the works as executed (WAE) handover process or field audits. Creative Commons License Creative Common By Attribution 4.0 (Australian Capital Territory), Please read Data Terms and Conditions statement before data use
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The ACT Vegetation Map classifies native and derived vegetation across the ACT at 1:10,000 scale into 64 plant communities. Vegetation communities are geographical units with similar association of plant species. The product also includes canopy cover and height variables based on 2015 ACT LiDAR data. Vegetation maps are important tools for characterising the landscape, informing policy and providing information for land and habitat management plans, including to help identify threats and risks to biodiversity and help prioritise protection of important ecological values in our landscape. This product will enable evidence-based decision-making at a broad regional, local and property planning scale in the ACT. It will also formulate a new baseline for future change detection in the landscape. Method: In the ACT Vegetation Map, native and derived vegetation across the entire ACTwas classified into 64 plant communities using the classificationdescribed by Armstrong et al 2013, in addition to three newly described ACT specific communities (Baines et al 2013). Mapping was completed using aerial imagery and stereo pair interpretation (2012-2015), extensive field work, collation of consultant reports and supplemental structural and canopy height datasets extracted from the 2015 ACT LiDAR capture at 1-5m grid resolution (van Dijk et al 2017 - in draft). The work expands on the vegetation mapping completed for the Kowen, Majura and Jerrabomberra districts of the ACT (Baines et al 2013). The product includes the following attributes : UMC_ID – Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment vegetation ID (unique vegetation code) (after Armstrong et al 2013) VEG_COMM – vegetation community name (after Armstrong et al 2013 and Baines et al 2013) TREESp1-3 – dominant tree species SHRUBSp1-3 – dominant shrub species GROUNDSp1-3 – dominant ground cover species CANOPYCOVER – canopy cover % (based on 1m 2015 LiDAR canopy cover model) HEIGHT_MEAN – mean canopy height (>3m) (based on 1m 2015 LiDAR canopy height model) UNDERCOVER – understory/shrubcover % (1-3m) (based on 5m LiDAR understory fractional cover model – van Djik 2017 in press) STRUCTURE – overall vegetation community structure – e.g. woodland, forest, grassland FORMATION – Keith Formation - broad classification of native vegetation type in NSW and ACT. Formation can be further divided into Keith Class (Keith 2004). CLASS – Keith Class- vegetation class (Keith 2004). This product should be used in conjunction with ACT Soil Landscapes, Hydrogeology and Land hazard mapping available on Actmapi, geological mapping provided by Geoscience Australia, and ACT derived LiDAR products including digital elevation model (DEM), slope and aspect (available CCBY 4.0). Updates: Version 2018.v1. The product will be updated as required when new information is available to improve accuracy of the product and to reflect changes and disturbance to vegetation, especially in the urban environment. Fit for purpose: Mapped at 1:10,000. This scale is for use at scales ranging from broad regional planning to local planning and property planning. References: Armstrong et al (2013). Plant communities of the upper Murrumbidgee catchment in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Cunninghamia13(1): 125-265 (2013). Baines et al (2013). The vegetation of the Kowen, Majura and Jerrabomberra Districts of the Australian Capital Territory. Technical Report 28 prepared for Conservation Planning and Research, ACT Government. van Dijk (2017in draft). Landscape Observatory. TERN & Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University 2017. Keith (2004). Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes. The Native Vegetation of the New South Wales and the ACT. NSW Department of Environment and Conservation.
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This layer contains information on the distribution of alpine sphagnum bogs and associated fens as defined under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The dataset includes areas of RAMSAR significance. The threatened Northern Corroboree Frogs are also associated with these ecosystems.The mountains of the Australian Capital Territory support substantial areas of peat-forming mires in interfluves and valley heads, as well as areas of riparian fen vegetation along streams.